Abasa Waiswa, a resident of Bumanha A village, in Bukanga sub-county, in Luuka District says that his 15-year-old daughter was allegedly defiled by her teacher Michael Bakaki, but the suspect was released on police bond a day later.
Resident District Commissioner, Rosemary Byabasaija has tasked the police to
re-arrest suspects charged with defilement.
She made the directive after a section of parents stormed her office on Thursday,
accusing the police of releasing defilement suspects, which has led to an
increase in sex-related crimes.
Abasa Waiswa, a resident of Bumanha A village, in Bukanga sub-county, in Luuka District says that his 15-year-old daughter was allegedly defiled by her teacher
Michael Bakaki, but the suspect was released on police bond a day later.
daughter, who is a senior three student was defiled by her classroom teacher,
Michael Bakaki, and a case of defilement was registered at Bukanga police
station under CRB: 05/07/02/22. He was, however, released a day later without informing
us on the progress of the investigations," he says.
Another parent who preferred anonymity says that her four-year-old daughter is
nursing wounds after being defiled by a 20-year-old man. The parent says that the
suspect was released before alerting her on the progress of investigations.
"My four-year-old daughter sustained severe injuries after being defiled and a case
of aggravated robbery was registered at Luuka central police station under CRB:
23/06/02/22, but when I tried to make a follow up on the case, the detectives
told me that the suspect had been released without imploring the court procedures,"
Byabasaija says that seven files of defilement-related cases were closed in
less than a month, without seeking the state attorney's perusal and advice, an
act she says is deliberately orchestrated by a clique of police officers to
frustrate efforts of delivering justice to defilement victims.
Byabasaija adds that she has instituted a special task force to investigate
police officers, who are frustrating the progress of criminal cases, without
exploring the rightful prosecution procedures.